Also known as
Citrus sinensis, Sweet Orange, Valencia Orange
When it comes to fruit it is often the peels that often contain the most nutrients, phytochemicals, enzymes and flavonoids, usually much more than the fruit itself. The orange peel is no exception. Seeing how the orange peel has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 4000 years, perhaps it might be wise to stop discarding our peels after our snacks?
Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Choline, Folic Acid, 60+ flavonoids, d-limonene, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, aldehydes, numerous minerals and vitamins.
dried and cut peel
Orange peel carries with it a wonderful taste, quite similar to the orange itself and makes an excellent addition to any tea and can even be munched on similar to hard candy! Yum!
The orange has numerous health benefits ranging from warding off illness and bacteria, reducing inflammation, nourishing the body with vitamins and minerals and much more, and the taste of the peel is much enjoyed with stronger greener teas.
Do not take when pregnant and do not over consume, the oils can be harmful if taken in excess.
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